Other Word Forms of Easter
Origin of Easter
From Old English ēastre, apparently from Ēastre, the name of a goddess whose festival was celebrated at the vernal equinox, from Proto-Germanic *Austrǭ. Compare German Ostern.
Middle English ester from Old English ēastre aus- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Probably from Old English ēasterra
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